Arrow McLaren driver Pato O’Ward in the No.5 Arrow McLaren Chevrolet was fastest on Friday morning ahead of qualifying for Saturday’s GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the IMS road course.
The Mexican set a fastest time of 01:09.4981s ending up just ahead of Christian Lundgaard in the No.45 Hy-Vee Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda.
Alex Palou in the No.10 American Legion Honda was third fastest for Chip Ganassi Racing just ahead of Team Penske’s Scott McLaughlin.
Jack Harvey in the No.30 Kustom Entertainment Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda was fifth with a time of 01:09.5976s.
Arrow McLaren’s Felix Rosenqvist was sixth just ahead of defending Indianapolis 500 winner Marcus Ericsson in the No.8 Huski Chocolate Chip Ganassi Racing Honda.
Six-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda overcame an early issue to end the session in eighth place just ahead of Will Power while Rinus VeeKay rounded out the top ten.
Marcus Armstrong in the No.11 Ridgeline Honda was 11th with a time of 01:09.9771s just ahead of Kyle Kirkwood and Graham Rahal in the No.15 United Rentals Honda.
Conor Daly was P14 for Ed Carpenter Racing just ahead of Josef Newgarden in the No.2 Snap-On Team Penske Chevrolet having overcome an apparent clutch issue to end the session in P15.
Romain Grosjean was 16th for Andretti Autosport with a 01:10.0800s.
Alexander Rossi was 17th just ahead of Simon Pagenaud and David Malukas while Dale Coyne Racing with RWR’s Sting Ray Robb rounded out the top twenty with a time of 01:10.3928s.
After running near the front at the start, Juncos Hollinger Racing’s Callum Ilott was 21st just ahead of Devlin DeFrancesco and Helio Castroneves.
Santino Ferrucci who had a clutch issue was 24th just ahead of his teammate Benjamin Pedersen.
Agustin Canapino was 26th while Colton Herta in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda rounded out the order after suffering some sort of mechanical issue at the start of practice meaning he could only get for an install lap at the end of the session.